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I don’t know if you have heard about the dude in Utah starving himself until gay marriage is banned again.
Okay.
I am for everyone being entitled to their opinions but I have a huge problem with extremists of any kind. I will no more stand to listen to a religious person trying to shove their beliefs down my throat and convert me than I would someone saying all Catholics and those who disagree with homosexuality need to be put to death.
Can we all just agree to disagree without anyone having to get hurt or die?
We are all entitled to our rights- we don’t need to kill each other for them.
If you want to know more about the guy in Utah, here’s a short article. Or use can just use Google or Siri.

Mormon Man Goes on Hunger Strike

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Silly Rant Sunday: Writer’s Block

It’s trying to creep up on me again. Yesterday, I went through the majority of the day looking at text documents and reading stuff over and over. All reading and no writing. I organized my documents folder and ended up deleting a draft of a story I had been working on. Luckily, it was only about 6 pages long but still- it sucked. But oh well- stuff happens. I almost had a breakthrough last night but then I fell asleep.
Going to try to do some writing tonight. Hoping it goes a little bit better.
Not a lot of thoughts are coming to me right now so this will be short. Tomorrow’s my poetry day so wish me luck on coming up with something.

Silly Rant Sunday – Slow Weekend

Not a lot of writing found me this weekend. I’ve decided to give up on the NaNoWriMo business altogether because I shouldn’t need a silly reason to want to write. If it is something I really want to do, I will find or make the time for it. I couldn’t find or think of any serious issues to write about yesterday. There have been a few things going on in the past week that are seriously messed up, like that waitress losing out a tip because she was gay. That and the CEO of Chick-Fil-A, who funds anti-gay groups, got an award for being a “champion for justice and equality”.

Right.

No, nothing have really jumped out at me. Nor have I been reaching out to my creative side and making some additions to the story I am currently working on. But I do not feel guilty, I have been spending time with my awesome wife outside of me working and we’re finding more common interests, like my favorite band that she is beginning to like a lot more and LEGO games, which are amazing.

So, that’s it. Just doing normal stuff and enjoying life. Sometimes you gotta do that- even if it means taking yourself out of your writing.

November 10, 2013: (Not-So) Silly Rant Sunday

I had the idea today of going on a couple of different rants, but I finally decided to talk about an important topic to me and to others. When I was younger, I never really understood or valued the career my father had with the military. I didn’t get the “big deal” about his job or why it was considered different than other jobs. I have been fortunate in the recent years to have jobs providing services to active duty military and their families and it has helped me understand the importance of the job my father committed a good chunk of his life to do. I took for granted the benefits I had in my youth and missed out on all the stories I could have been told about my father being in the Air Force.
Some people go to bed every night never really thinking about what and who made their freedom possible. Not everyone goes out for a day and reflects on the fact that if we didn’t live in a free country, it wouldn’t be as easy to go about and do what we wish when we want to. I am a military spouse and those thoughts don’t typically cross my mind each and every day, but I have learned to appreciate life more when I do think of those who made sacrifices for the rest of us.
Not trying to lecture anyone here, but show some respect tomorrow. Some people have done things you could not imagine for America and so you can Facebook and tweet about problems that aren’t really that important. So, thank someone for serving and if you have or are serving, you’re awesome and I thank you for it.